Neil meaning

: champion or passionate.

Neil Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \neil\
Number of People 👶 103,000
Rate in 2021 1574
Numerology 🔢 22
Name origin 🌍 Scottish
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Neil Name Meaning

Neil is a masculine name of Irish origin. It is derived from the Gaelic name Niall, which means "champion" or "passionate." The name Neil embodies strength, leadership, and a fiery spirit. It suggests a person who is strong-willed, determined, and has a natural ability to lead and inspire others.

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Neil Name Origin and History

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The name Neil has a rich history and origin. It is derived from the Gaelic name Niall, which has been in use since the time of the ancient Celts. The name was popular among Irish royalty and nobility, with several kings and warriors named Niall. The name was brought to England by the Normans in the form of Nigel. It was later simplified to Neil in Scotland and Ireland. The name has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.

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The name Neil has been borne by several famous personalities. These include Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon; Neil Gaiman, a renowned author; and Neil Young, a famous musician. The name is also popular in pop culture, with characters named Neil in movies and TV shows like "The Matrix" and "The Young Ones." According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, the name Neil was most popular in the 1950s and has a rank of #626 in popularity as of 2020. The name Neil is often associated with traits such as leadership, strength, and passion. It is a name that carries a sense of nobility, power, and charisma.
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01/14/2024 00:00:00

Borne in recent years by American astronaut Neil Armstrong, who in 1981 became the first man to land on the Moon, and by songsters Neil DI'mond and Neil Young, American and Canadian respectively. Unfortunately, this once-popular boy's name is mainly restricted to dads and grandfathe's these days. Nevertheless, It'sounds fresh and innovative when used for a young girl, just like all them other old mannish names ripe for female adoption, such as Wayne and Gary and Roy and Stanley.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

This is my Dad's, my husbands, and my sons name. All "PH"! Out of all the more common boys names it is the best! Love all my Stephen's.

09/29/2023 23:13:26

Neil is becoming more popular in the US. The name Neil is also popular in India, although I beli've it is spelled differently.

06/26/2023 08:32:22

I get people trying to spell it Neal, and I tell them that Neals are idiots. I wondered if Neil Armstrong had anything to do with the popularity around the time I was born (1984). didn't even'think of Young or DI'mond.

05/18/2023 11:26:32

I was named Neil in the UK 1969.Always thought it quite suited me & like that its not too common. My own mother used to sometimes misspell it, Niel instead of Neil.Much to the dI'may of a teacher one time whist reading a sick note. I have also very often been refered to as Ian.

02/22/2023 12:26:28

Great name'strong and masculine as are the Neil❤️s i've known

02/06/2023 10:51:32

"Neal"s are inferior to us. They can have their fake spelling of our name for all I care.

12/24/2022 21:29:46

It's a nice strong masculine name, that is coming back in fashion like many other old names.

11/19/2022 14:48:08

My name is Neil. It's a pretty decent name. Unusual enough so I am usually the only Neil in a group. I was definitely the only Neil through school and college.

10/07/2022 02:54:32

People often mispell it, using the "Neal" spelling

08/14/2021 01:39:18

i've never liked it and thought it wasn't very masculine. Too much like squeal. For some reason It's common for people named Neil to get called Ian by mistake. lol

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Neil?
The origin of the name Neil is Scottish.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Neil?
champion or passionate.
*️⃣ How many people are named Neil?
Almost 103000 people are named Neil.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Neil?
The names of Natasha, Natacha, Natosha, Natashia, Natisha